Monday, June 9, 2008

Simple Woman's Day Book

FOR June 9, 2008...

Outside My Window...
...butterflies enjoying my "butterfly" bush with its bright purple cones hanging there for the world's enjoyment. Their buddies, the bees, are there, too! They're all so busy, gathering their nectar, or pollen--I wonder how far they have to fly before they will make it home to rest?


I am thinking...
on sentimental things in my mind yet will be keeping myself busy throughout the day with chores and packing for my quick trip downtown tomorrow.

I am thankful for...
wonderful volunteer counselors escorting our Youth choir to their summer tour in Florida, enduring the constant movement, giddyness of teens, and heat of the central Florida flatlands--it's going to be VERY hot while they are there enjoying "the Mouse" and singing at the nursing homes.

From the kitchen...

7-grain wheat toast with pineapple cream cheese and coffee. Haven't decided about lunch yet...probably leftovers from yesterday's lunch at O'Charley's...yum!


I am wearing...

a cotton, black and white buttoned-front blouse with white shorts, barefooted and getting ready to put on my PLATEX gloves for that "cleaning couture" look!

I am creating...

some room in my guest-room closet--Mother needs room to hang her clothes upon her arrival in the next few days...oooooh, where to put the many out-of-season clothes in the meantime?.

I am going...
later today to get a pedicure on my tootsies so I can lay in the bed and admire them later in the week. Little things go a long way!


I am reading...
blogs written on the "Simple Woman's" blog...love it!


I am hoping...
my newest members, two trumpet bushes, getting ready to be planted in my front-yard island...will acclimate well and not pass away in the Southern HEAT...sweltering humidity, suposed to top off around 97 today.
I am hearing...
the phone ringing...calls for various things--church planning for youth food, wishes for the next several days, time share opportunities (this was a short call, I really don't like marketing calls). Oooohhh, just heard some mocking birds in the backyard, they were kind enough to chime in and take my mind off the telephone calls!


Around the house...
many chores are needed today, laundry being put away, picking up the kitchen, mopping the floors downstairs, cleaning all the bathrooms, changing the bed sheets. Napping in between the bathrooms and bedsheets!


One of my favorite things...
listening to our Youth choir sing and praise our Lord...their concert last night was so well done. They sang old, new, calm, and jazzy. I know their audiences later this week will love to hear them and watch them as they smile and sing during each concert.


A Few Plans For The Rest Of The Week:
...recuperate
...rest.


The picture I am sharing...

is from my butterfly bush as it hosts a butterfly (who didn't smile for my camera and even turned away just as I took the pic) so it looks like a sliver of orange ...i'll try to get another shot later today maybe...

but you can clearly see the lavendery purple cone flowers...i luv my bush. It returned from "the dead" table at Pike's...I bought it for $1.50 about ten years ago. It looked like a poor, wispy stick in an 8-in pot when I saved it...a little fertilizer, good soil and it was renewed and has thrived ever since, with yearly prunings of course. It now stands about 11 fee high and 6 or 7 feet across at its widest point...have I said I love this bush God renewed for me?!

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5 comments:

Mary said...

Another great account of "Woman's
Daybook" So enjoyable. You probably noticed that 13 ladies have signed in after you!
Isn't that exciting!
I'm trying to get some house cleaning done myself today. When I take a rest period, I read blogs.

Isn't it great to take a little plant that is dying and see the new life come after giving it
TLC? I don't do anything with plants but Curtis does. My part is to ahhh and ohhhh over what he does with the plants, flowers, etc. :)

skoots1mom said...

ms. mary, you're so precious...i'm going to meet u one day!

Julie said...

I love butterfly bushes. I left mine behind when I moved....I'm thinking I need to get a new one....

Thanks for sharing.

Julie
PS. I'm not sure how I found you~ : ) I followed a trail....that started somewhere.... : )

Mary said...

Thanks soooo much for leaving an update on my blog. I have checked yours a number of times to see if you had written anything but all the while knowing I was being too impatient. But I'm so very happy you are home and trust for your full recovery!

love with (((hugs)))

mary

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